The agreement between Microsoft and Nintendo will only start if the Redmond giant acquires Activision Blizzard, which could start in 2024 and will not allow for a Call of Duty port for the Nintendo Switch until 2023.
Sony boss Jim Ryan told financial advisory company MLex that Nintendo gamers were not interested in the less "family-friendly" Call of Duty series.
Ryan said that Activision could have delivered Call of Duty to Nintendo but was disinterested because the company’s users were not interested in first-person shooters, and the older version of the game on consoles failed.
He said instead of being a logical business decision, the licensing deal gave the appearance of Microsoft cooperating with antitrust authorities. This fixed the regulator's concerns in Europe, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Ironically Sony said, “the Nintendo Switch may never be able to run Call of Duty, and developing a compatible version could take years, making a 10-year deal pointless.